Jamie McIntyre, CNN's senior Pentagon correspondent since November 1992, has earned a reputation as one of the most experienced and respected reporters assigned to the Pentagon. His stint, stretching more than a decade, has spanned such U.S. military missions in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Haiti, Iraq, Kosovo, Rwanda and Somalia.
Working out of CNN's office inside the Pentagon, McIntyre finds most of his stories by roaming the building's 17.5 miles of corridors, drawing on his network of extensive sources to add perspective and context to the Pentagon's official pronouncements.
Six months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, McIntyre's contacts provided security camera pictures of American Airlines Flight 77 hitting the Pentagon, images aired first on CNN. More recently, he was the first to report the capture of Saddam Hussein by U.S. forces in Iraq.
Although McIntyre reports primarily from the Pentagon, he has filed from many world hotspots, often accompanying secretaries of Defense or other senior government and military officials. Since 1992, he has circumnavigated the globe twice, visiting more than 60 countries and logging more than 500,000 miles. McIntyre's assignments have taken him to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, where he piloted a U.S. attack submarine, to the skies over Georgia, where he flew an F-16 from the backseat.
McIntyre joined CNN as a general assignment reporter in February 1992, after several years of freelance work for the network. From 1989-1991, he was host and senior writer for the Sunday morning magazine program Capital Edition on Washington, D.C.'s WUSA-TV, for which he was honored with two local Emmy awards. Before that, McIntyre spent 12 years at Washington's all-news WTOP radio as a news editor and reporter, covering local and regional news.
McIntyre earned a bachelor's degree in broadcasting from the University of Florida's school of journalism and communication. In April 2002, he was named a "Distinguished Alumnus" of the university's college of journalism and communication.